Thursday, February 2, 2017

More connections between the Holsclaws and Stidgers

Ancestry. Kentucky Wills & Probate Records.
Last week I wrote about the administration of the estate of Harmon A. Stidger, husband of Narcissa Holsclaw. Narcissa was a sister of my 4th-great-grandfather Enoch Holsclaw. In looking at the Kentucky Wills and Probates files on Ancestry and FamilySearch, I find another connection between the Holsclaw and Stidger families. In September 1837, Harmon Stidger joined with Benjamin Holsclaw to put up a bond in the estate of Samuel K. Holslcaw. Benjamin was my 5th-great-grandfather.

According to Findagrave, Samuel K. Holsclaw was born on 17 November 1814, a son of Benjamin Holsclaw Sr and Sarah Kemper Holsclaw. He died on 22 July 1834 in Spencer County, Kentucky. The inventory of Samuel's small estate shows he had a horse, saddle bag, carpenter's tools, lot of tobacco, books and shaving tools. His father Benjamin served as administrator of the estate.
FamilySearch, Image 357 of 652. Will Book B, p. 40.
Benjamin left a will in Spencer County, listing his children and grandchildren. I will have more on that document and estate in the next post.

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